Sunday, July 11, 2010

1969 Pontiac Ventura Being Restored

Artistmac from Chicago is back and this is his 2nd video about a classic Pontiac being restored by a local mechanic who specializes in restoring old GM vehicles. An earlier video featured a 1969 Pontiac Firebird 400. He also has shown videos of his 1984 Pontiac Fiero that he has taken to that local mechanic when he needs to fix it up.

Here are his comments with regards to today's GM vehicles:
Take note, GM. 40 years from now, will people be taking the time and energy to restore CTS's, Lucernes and FWD Impalas to their original condition? Doubtful.

Here's a gem from your glorious past, being restored by Chicago mechanic Dave Armstrong. This '69 Ventura (a trim package on the Catalina) spent almost all of its life in Palm Springs. That brown coating you see on the rear undercarriage and differential isn't rust -- it's sand. When it's power-washed, it'll look as clean as the underside from the differential forward.

It's great to see the front end without the fenders, showing off that 428 V8, disc brakes and front suspension in all their glory.

As you can see, that's the original Harrison air conditioning unit. Black Morrokide upholstery and Pontiac 5-spoke mag wheels will complete the picture. It'll be another showpiece, just like his green Firebird 400.
You know this is a guy who's lived a long time and has seen the changes in our automobiles. In addition to his Pontiac Fiero he also has a 1979 Chevrolet Caprice in his garage.

Do you think today's cars will be restored by anyone with the interest to keep today's classics on the road?

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